Boulogne Billancourt, France 26 november 2017 – Arjowiggins Graphic the leading European producer of recycled paper and packaging solutions has achieved the Gold rating by EcoVadis for its CSR performance, placing it in the top 1% of businesses assessed (out of the total of 30 000 companies)
Agnès Roger Managing Director at Arjowiggins Graphic, said “This is yet another outstanding international recognition of our continued commitment to sustainability. We recognize that sustainability must go beyond regulatory compliance this is why we continue to reduce our energy & water consumption, to improve our employees’ well-being at work via safety and training, and to facilitate women’s access to all jobs, particularly in the mills. We are also resolutely engaged in developing a paper recycling sector that can generate local jobs in collection and selective sorting of papers to be recycled”
Ecovadis operates a platform allowing companies to assess the environmental and social performance of its suppliers on a global basis. The criteria include 4 themes : the environment, labour practices, sustainable procurement and fair business practices. The methodology and criteria used are in line with international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact, and ISO 26000.
EcoVadis has become a trusted partner for procurement organizations in more than 150 leading multinationals worldwide including Verizon, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, Heineken, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nokia, L’Oréal, Bayer, Alcatel-Lucent, ING Bank, Air France-KLM, Centrica/British Gas, BASF, and Merck.
“This gold rating from EcoVadis will further strengthen the conviction of our partners and customers about our long term sustainability and commitment. It is also a recognition to the hard work, dedication and engagement of our colleagues at every level of our business “ said Gilles Lhermitte Sustainable Director at Arjowiggins Graphic